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Buy Side - EMS

FlexTRADER EMS

Multi-Asset Portfolio and Single Security Trading

FlexTRADER® is the industry’s market-leading, multi-asset execution management system (EMS) that encompasses all facets of electronic and algorithmic trading, and is trusted globally by tier-one asset managers and hedge funds trading equities, FX, derivatives and fixed income for its unparalleled performance, quantitative analysis and worldwide connectivity to liquidity sources.

Global Multi-Asset Trading

Worldwide Connectivity to More Than 200 Trading Destinations for Equities, FX, Options, Futures and Fixed Income

Powerful Analytics

Pre-Trade, Real-Time and Post-Trade Analytics Suite for Insightful Trading Analysis

Designed to Fit Your Needs

Customizable Portfolio Charts, Visual Alerts, Dynamic Algo Parameters and Limits

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Buy Side - OMS

FlexONE

Order/Execution Management System (OEMS)

FlexONE is our all-inclusive order/execution management system designed to facilitate and streamline the demanding trading requirements of the global hedge fund community.

Multi-Asset Platform

Handles Equities, FX, Options, Futures and Fixed Income

High Performance

Designed to Maximize Performance

Compliance

Intuitive Front-End with Complete Library of Rules for Pre-Trade and Post-Trade Reports

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Buy Side - FX

FlexFX

Foreign Exchange Execution Management System

FlexFX is our award winning, algorithmic trading and execution management system for buy-side institutions trading FX. FlexFX offers advanced integration with OMSs, as well as fully integrated post-trade allocation solutions. Trusted by the world’s largest asset managers, FlexFX enables traders to manage and efficiently execute large numbers of orders (block size or small) across multiple value dates by optimally blocking/netting the SPOT component and accessing liquidity venues based on account and broker restrictions.

Comprehensive Workflow

Advanced Integration with Leading OMSs, Third Party/FIX-Based Post-Trade Allocation Systems

Direct Liquidity Access

To More Than 100 FX Providers

Streaming Prices with Full Depth of Book

Handles Spot, Forwards, NDFs and SWAPs

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Buy Side - Options

Derivix-AM

Options Trading Order and Execution Management System

Derivix-AM is a cutting edge order and execution management system for buy-side institutional options traders.  Derivix-AM provides direct access to options exchanges, a wide array of broker and fully customizable algorithms, as well as advanced options trading strategies, such as dispersion, volatility and cross-asset trading. The system also features comprehensive analytics and rich position and options management functionality.

Order & Execution Management

Fully Configurable Front- and Back-End Derivatives Platform

Pricing and Analytics

Proprietary Volatility Time Model and Comprehensive Greeks with Advanced Skew Analysis

Portfolio Management

Scenario Analysis, Grouping and P&L Greek Decomposition

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Buy Side - Futures

FlexFutures

Futures Trading and Risk Management System

FlexFutures is our flagship order and execution management platform for buy-side institutions trading across global futures markets. FlexFutures provides an unparalleled combination of highly configurable user interfaces (UIs), advanced performance, single- and multi-leg execution capabilities and support for customizable workflows.

Customizable Point & Click Trading

Short-Term Return Forecasts and Intraday Volume Forecasts

Create, Integrate Algorithms & Trading Strategies

Create Your Own Trading Strategies According to Execution Venue

A Complete Set of Advanced Futures Algorithms

Determine the Best Trading Trajectory for Your Portfolio

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Buy Side - Fixed Income

FlexTRADER Fixed Income

Advanced Buy-Side Fixed Income Execution Management System

As part of its unparalleled multi-asset capabilities, FlexTrade offers a comprehensive, open architecture, fixed income EMS for global buy-side institutions.

Complete Coverage of All Fixed Income Cash & Derivative Instruments

 

Enables All Liquid & Illiquid Execution Workflows

 

Axe Aggregation & Pre-Trade Analysis Tools

 

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Buy Side - TCA

FlexTCA

Post-Trade Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA)

Flex TCA is our transaction cost analysis and execution quality management solution offering historical analysis in trading portfolios and single securities across global equities, FX, futures and fixed income.

Data

Trading Data of Unparalleled Granularity & Accuracy on Every Order

Analytics

Rich Set of Standardized & Customized Trading Metrics, Benchmarks & Cost Models

Intelligence

Seamless Integration of Actionable Analytics into Trading Workflow

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Buy Side - Advanced Analytics

FlexEdge

Our Suite of Advanced Analytic Trading Tools

FlexEdge is our suite of predictive analytics designed to give traders the edge they need to effectively plan and optimize trading strategy.

Real-Time Volume Forecasts

Volume Profile Forecasts Available Every Day Before the Open & Updated Continuously Throughout the Trading Day

Short-Term Alpha Profiles

Market Data-Driven Short-Term Alpha Forecasts to Assist with Trade Scheduling, Trading Strategy Selection & Limit Price Determination

Optimized Portfolio Trading

Improve Trading Performance & Reduce Transaction Costs by Optimizing the Trading Schedule

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Buy Side - Trading Strategies & Algorithms

Algorithms

Customizable, Multi-Asset Trading Strategies

FlexTrade provides a broad range of adaptable and customizable global trading algorithms with multi-currency and multi-asset capabilities. They span the range from single instrument algorithms, such as VWAP and Percentage Participation, to a series of powerful and flexible arbitrage algorithms covering multiple asset classes with auto-hedging of currency exposure, as well as basket programs that are designed to efficiently execute a large number of instruments, such as portfolio rebalancing. As part of our basket trading capabilities, FlexTrade provides a robust set of index and ETF arbitrage algorithms. FlexTrade also provides support to more than 400 broker-dealer provided algorithms.

Trading on Your Terms

A Broad Array of Customizable Trading Algorithms

Multi-Asset and Multi-Currency

Handles Equities, FX, Options and Futures

Basket Trading

Portfolio Rebalancing and a Robust Set of Index and ETF Arbitrage Algos

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Buy Side - Trading Strategies & Algorithms

FlexAlgoWheel

Intuitive Algo Selection Interface to Optimize Best Execution

FlexAlgoWheel is a next generation platform to help institutional traders standardize, automate, and evaluate the trading process. Available through our award-winning FlexTRADER® multi-asset execution management system (EMS), FlexAlgoWheel allows traders to design and manage their order routing workflows directly through an intuitive user interface. The platform includes integrated transaction cost analysis (TCA), and can be used for broker evaluation, algorithm selection and other data-driven applications to improve routing decisions and reduce trading costs.

Trade

Standardize and Automate Multi-Asset Trading Workflows

Evaluate

Generate Unbiased Data for Analyzing Performance

Adjust

Flexibly Redesign Workflows & Create Data-Driven Feedback Loops to Improve Performance

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Buy Side - Trading Strategies & Algorithms

FlexStrategy Server

Algorithmic Execution Engine

FlexStrategy Server is a robust, high performance algorithmic execution engine to implement single security, cross-asset, multi-leg and portfolio based trading strategies. FlexStrategy Server is used by leading hedge-funds, buy-side institutions as well as broker-dealers to deploy a broad range of custom algorithms or strategies with connectivity to global electronic markets. Available through FlexTrade’s EMS and OMS solutions, or as a stand-alone system, FlexStrategy Server comes with an intuitive, feature-rich API that provides advanced processing with fully customizable trading logic within a secure multi-threaded 64bit algorithmic trading container.

Intuitive Programing Interface

Quickly Get Up to Speed and Start Customizing

Wide Array of Strategy Implementations

Market Making, Multi-Leg/Pairs/Spreads, Smart Order Routing

Seamless Integration with System Processes

FIX Interface, Order State Management, Market Data Interfaces

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Buy Side - Trading Strategies & Algorithms

Strategy Back-Testing

Multi-Asset Strategy Back-Testing

FlexTrade’s Strategy Back-Testing framework is designed to gauge and adjust the performance of past trading strategies for real-time use in trading equities, FX and futures.

Strategy Testing

Back-Test, Update & Deploy Trading Strategies

Speed & Performance

Back-Test a Day’s Worth of Data in 30 Seconds; A Year in Less Than a Day

Multi-Asset

Handles Equities, FX & Futures

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Buy Side - Market Connectivity Solutions

FlexSmart – Smart Order Routing

Global Smart Order Routing (SOR)

FlexTrade’s comprehensive, fully customizable FlexSmart smart order routing serves buy-side trading institutions around the globe. Using FlexTrade’s high-performance, multi-asset trading system technology, FlexSmart provides ultra-low latency and high throughput with a full range of routing functionality, and regulatory compliance and reporting.

Access All Markets Globally and in Parallel

Trade Global Equities, FX and Options

Wide Range of Posting Options

Simultaneous and Sequential Routing with Tactics for Non-Displayed Liquidity and Posting

Easy-to-Use Interface

Monitors the Status of All Market Destinations

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Buy Side - Market Connectivity Solutions

Market Access

Market Access

With FlexTrade, you can trade equities and listed derivatives via our direct market access network, which includes more than 50 exchanges across the world.

Americas

US Equities
  • NYSE – New York Stock Exchange
  • ARCA – NYSE Arca
  • NASDAQ
  • NASDAQ BX
  • EDGA/EDGX – Direct Edge A/X
  • BATS (X/Y)
  • CBSX – CBOE Stock Exchange
  • NSX – National Stock Exchange
  • CHX – Chicago Stock Exchange
US Listed Options
  • BATS Options
  • BOX – Boston Options Exchange
  • CBOE – Chicago Board Options Exchange
  • ISE – International Securities Exchange
  • NASDAQ Options
  • PHLX Options
  • AMEX Options
  • ARCA Options
US Futures
  • CME – Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • CBOT – Chicago Board of Trade
  • NYMEX – New York Mercantile Exchange
  • COMEX – Commodity Exchange
Canada Equities
  • TSX – Toronto Stock exchange
  • Alpha exchange
  • Pure
  • Chi-X
Canada Derivatives
  • MX – Montreal Exchange
Brazil Equities & Derivatives
  • B3

EMEA

Europe Equities
  • London Stock Exchange (LSE)
  • BATS Chi-X Europe
  • Euronext
  • SIX Swiss Exchange
Europe Derivatives
  • Eurex
  • ICE Futures Europe
  • London Metals Exchange (LME)
Middle-East
  • DGCX – Dubai Gold & Commodity Exchange
  • BFX – Bahrain Financial Exchange

Asia-Pacific

Asia Equities
  • NSE – National Stock Exchange, India
  • BSE – Bombay Stock Exchange, India
  • MCX-SX – MCX Stock Exchange, India
  • ASX Australian Securities Exchange
  • SGX – Singapore Exchange ST
  • MYX – Bursa Malaysia Securities
  • SET – Securities Exchange of Thailand
Asia Derivatives
  • SHFE – Shanghai Futures Exchange
  • DCE – Dalian Commodity Exchange
  • ZCE – Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange
  • CFFEX – China Financial Futures Exchange
  • MCX – Multi Commodity Exchange, India
  • SMX – Singapore Mercantile Exchange
  • SGX – Singapore Exchange DT
  • TFEX – Thailand Futures Exchange
  • MYX – Bursa Malaysia Derivatives
  • OSE – Osaka Stock Exchange
  • TOCOM – Tokyo Commodity Exchange
  • ASX 24 – Australian Securities Exchange

Data Centers

For Global ASP support

Because data volumes in the capital markets have undergone explosive growth in last few years, data centers today are critical processing points for a hosted, ASP-based trading infrastructure.
By partnering with data centers around major financial hubs in the Americas, Europe and Asia, FlexTrade provides users of its hosted trading solutions with the same advanced technology and customization available to users of our legacy FlexTRADER EMS.

  • New York
  • Chicago
  • London
  • Frankfurt
  • Düsseldorf
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Tokyo